Emerging Leaders Committee – Expressions of Interest

We are calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for up to eight early or mid-career researchers (EMCRs), defined as being PhD graduates through to 10 years post PhD (excluding career disruptions) at the time of appointment, to join the Australian Cardiovascular Alliance (ACvA) Emerging Leaders Committee (ELC).


The core objective of the ELC over the coming years will be to work with key partners and stakeholders nationally and advise the ACvA Board on how it can best support our EMCR community, in line with priorities and recommendations emerging from annual national EMCR Summits (partnered events with Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) and the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NHFA). To facilitate their work, each successful applicant will be able to seek advice from a designated senior ACvA mentor, who will provide networking support and examples of best practice to inform advice and help drive outcomes.


How to apply

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Please provide a cover letter and two-page CV that best demonstrates your motivation, commitment and ability to meet the requirements of the role for a two-year term. In your cover letter please indicate the ELC priority area you are most interested in and how your leadership experience and/or networks would enable you to support this.


All applications should be submitted to ACvA@ozheart.org by COB Friday 17 May 2024.


For further information please contact Chair of the ACvA Emerging Leaders Committee: Dr. Niamh Chapman niamh.chapman@sydney.edu.au.


The EOI will open on 2 April 2024 and close on 17 May 2024.


Applications will be assessed by the ACvA’s Remunerations and Nominations Committee, and its recommendations will be considered by the Board before final approval.


Our ideal candidates:

  • Are committed to being ambassadors for the ACvA ELC and its vision.
  • Are willing and able to dedicate time to contribute and/or lead activities and perform delegated tasks that contribute to the overall strategy and vision of the ELC for a two-year term.
  • Demonstrate an excellent ability to collaborate and communicate with a range of stakeholders.
  • Will be able to employ strategic thinking and network with key stakeholders to achieve the goals of the ELC.
  • Are experienced in working as part of an interdisciplinary, regionally dispersed team.

As a member of the ELC, you will work closely with your designated mentor, the ACvA leadership and the Scientific Advisory Committee to develop a strategic roadmap and plan of action to deliver on agreed priorities.


Please note that being an ELC member is a non-salaried honorary appointment.